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2023 Hunter Valley Family Law Conference

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2023 HUNTER VALLEY FAMILY LAW CONFERENCE

Celebrating our 30th Conference

Friday 25 August and Saturday 26 August 2023 Rydges Resort, Hunter Valley NSW

Presented by:

Hunter Valley Family Law Practitioners Association

In association with:

Newcastle Registry of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

We look forward to welcoming you to this year's conference. For those arriving the night before, Thursday 24 August 2023 we invite you to join us for Welcoming Drinks and Wine Tasting. 
 

THURSDAY, 24 AUGUST 2023

Evening

Welcome drinks & wine tasting

FRIDAY, 25 AUGUST 2023

8.00am – 8.45am

Registration

9.00am to 4.30pm

Conference Day 1 – Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea included

Topics and Speakers Include:

  • His Honour Chief Justice Alstergren – Federal Circuit & Family Court (Division 1), State of the Nation
  • His Honour Justice Austin – Federal Circuit & Family Court (Division 1), You be the Judge
  • Her Honour Justice Brasch – Federal Circuit & Family Court (Division 1), How to Deal with an Adverse Single Expert Report in Parenting Proceedings
  • His Honour Justice Smith – Federal Circuit & Family Court (Division 1) – Earning Capacity in the Context of Property Proceedings
  • Her Honour Judge Howe – Federal Circuit & Family Court (Division 2) - Law Reform for Commercial Surrogacy – the good, the bad, and the increasingly necessary
  • Mr Scott Lucas & Mr Tony Carter – Lambourne Partners, Considerations for Women when Separating

6.00pm – 7.00pm

Celebration Sundowners on the lawn

7.00pm – 11.00pm

Conference Ball

SATURDAY, 26 AUGUST 2023

9.00am to 1.00pm

Conference Day 2 – Morning tea included

Topics and Speakers Include:

  • His Honour Justice Campton & His Honour Justice Schonell – Federal Circuit & Family Court (Division 1), Latest & Greatest
  • Her Honour Judge Beckhouse & Her Honour Judge Murdoch – Federal Circuit & Family Court (Division 2), Coercive Control in Family Law Proceedings
  • His Honour Judge Betts – Federal Circuit & Family Court (Division 2), Constructive Trusts

Speakers & topics are potentially subject to change.

REGISTRATION FEES

Seminar & dinner enrolment per person:

Seminar Includes: morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on Friday; morning tea on Saturday; and online access to conference papers.

Dinner Includes:     keynote speaker, three course dinner, beverages and entertainment.

$700

Seminar only enrolment per person

Seminar Includes: morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on Friday; morning tea on Saturday; and online access to conference papers.

Dinner only enrolment per person

Dinner Includes:    keynote speaker, three course dinner, beverages and entertainment.



$600

$100

Register and pay now as places are limited.

Registrations close Wednesday, 10 August 2023


Register by 9 June 2023 for entry into the Early Bird Prize Draw

Please use the above link for all registration, including individual tickets, group registration and additional dinner tickets

Early Bird Prize: Free registration to the 2024 Hunter Valley Family Law Conference, including the conference dinner, for one delegate.

Prize will be drawn at 9am on 25 August 2023 at the commencement of the 2023 conference.

Winner needs to be present to claim the prize.

SOCIAL EVENTS

Thursday, 24 August 2023

Informal Welcome and Cocktail Reception Includes free wine-tasting and cocktail finger food 

Dress: Business attire / Smart casual

Friday, 25 August 2023

Conference Dinner

MC – John McFadden

Includes celebration sundowners on the lawn, three course dinner and beverages.

Entertainment by the Baker Boys and other 30th year celebrations

Dress: Formal Attire  

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

To be eligible for the below discounted rates, accommodation must be booked directly with Rydges Resort Hunter Valley by clicking:

Reservations_RydgesResortHunterValley@evt.com (online booking)

OR

By calling the in-House Hotel Reservations team on (02) 4991 0000 (business hours, Monday – Friday) and quoting booking code "Hunter Valley Family Law"

The following rates are available to conference delegates (subject to availability):

King Deluxe Hotel Room

$277 per room for Thursday night

$424 per room for Friday night

Maximum occupancy – 2 persons

Twin Deluxe Hotel Room

$277 per room for Thursday night

$424 per room for Friday night

Maximum occupancy – 2 persons

Villa Guest Room

$277 per room for Thursday night

$424 per room for Friday night

Maximum occupancy – 2 persons

One Bedroom Villa

$312 per room for Thursday night

 $532 per room for Friday night

Maximum occupancy – 2 persons

One Bedroom Twin Villa

$312 per room for Thursday night

 $532 per room for Friday night

Maximum occupancy – 3 persons

Two Bedroom Villa

$455 per room for Thursday night

$687 per room for Friday night  

Maximum occupancy – 4 persons

Three Bedroom Villa

$501 per room for Thursday night

$884 per room for Friday night  

Maximum occupancy – 6 persons

Additional breakfasts can be purchased for each of the above accommodation options:

$30.00 per person per day only if purchased at time of booking accommodation

$39.50 per person per day if purchased later

(subject to the maximum occupancy for each room type)

Room types are subject to availability and delegates are encouraged to book their accommodation early to avoid disappointment.

Accommodation is subject to hotel availability and the responsibility of attendees to book

CONFERENCE ENQUIRIES

Emily Ostler

HVFLPA Conference Coordinator conference@hvflpa.com.au

Michelle Gillard & Gaye Archer

HVFLPA Secretary   Secretary@hvflpa.com.au

                        


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